The term “veneer” suggests making something shinier and more polished. And with veneers Essex you can do the same with your teeth!
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers may also be referred to as porcelain or resin based composite laminates (depending on what they are made from). They are incredibly thin shells that are placed over the teeth in order to improve the aesthetic quality and colour of the teeth.
Depending on how they are bonded with the teeth they can also change the shape or length as well.
What is the difference between porcelain and resin veneers?
Porcelain is commonly used by cosmetic dentists because they tend to have better light reflection and closely match teeth. However the advantage with the resin based veneers is that they require less enamel removal and are thinner.
Why would I want veneers?
Veneers can be placed over teeth that have become discoloured over time.
They can help replace chipped or worn down teeth
If you have crooked or uneven teeth veneers can correct this and give you a more even looking smile.
To close gaps between teeth.
How long does it take to get a veneer?
Generally it takes three visits to get veneers done. The first stage is the consultation. This is a good time to talk with your cosmetic dentist and discuss the nature of the treatment and any concerns you may have. Cosmetic dentists like Dr Basrai pride themselves on being patient and keeping you fully informed.
The thing to remember is everyone has personal needs and of course overall oral health has to be taken into consideration (for example if you smoke, regular wine and coffee drinker etc). Once this has been established scans can then be taken and if necessary dental impressions may need to be made.
After taking a small amount of enamel a veneer can be constructed by a dental lab, something that usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks. Once it arrives they may trim it in order to ensure it fits your mouth and a subsequent check up may be needed to make sure it is properly bonded with your tooth.
Are there any risks involved?
The removal of enamel can increase sensitivity. However using sensitive toothpaste and being careful while eating and drinking should help you avoid this hampering your lifestyle!
How long do veneers last?
If looked after properly they can last up to ten years.
In simple terms veneers Essex can make a big difference to your smile and increase your self confidence. Talk with a cosmetic dentist today to see how they can complete your smile!